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Author Topic: 4 rescued from Mt. Washington last night  (Read 2458 times)

eyebolter

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Re: 4 rescued from Mt. Washington last night
« Reply #75 on: January 24, 2014, 07:01:23 PM »

You want to up the parking fee? Really? Have you ever actually seen how stupid the USFS spends the monies collected?

How about the handicapped accessible trail to the 5.8 crag at Rumney that doesn't even go all the way to the 5.8 crag? 

In all the time I've spent at Rumney, the total number of handicapped people I have seen there is zero, other than Hugh Herr.

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Re: 4 rescued from Mt. Washington last night
« Reply #76 on: January 24, 2014, 07:10:07 PM »

That's only because I have only bouldered at Rumney   :P
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Re: 4 rescued from Mt. Washington last night
« Reply #77 on: January 24, 2014, 08:58:31 PM »

...the total number of handicapped people I have seen there is zero, other than Hugh Herr.

Hugh is definitely not “handicapped” by the definition of the word... more capable in the mountains than many people who still have original legs... so you really have seen zero :)
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DLottmann

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Re: 4 rescued from Mt. Washington last night
« Reply #78 on: January 24, 2014, 09:02:01 PM »

and I think you still gotta buy the unit...$200 is per year subscription (I think)

Subscriptions are $99-$149 a year depending on level of service...

http://www.findmespot.com/en/index.php?cid=103

IMO they need to offer monthly plans at more reasonable rates... most people who would benefit from having one only need it for 1-2 months out of a year, so if you let consumers purchase a month of service for say, $20, it would be great for that trip to middle of no-where you are going on...

*still advocate self-rescue as help may be days away, but there is no denying SPOT’s have saved lives that wouldn’t have been saved otherwise...
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Re: 4 rescued from Mt. Washington last night
« Reply #79 on: January 25, 2014, 03:25:32 PM »

Ironic that the name of Hugh Herr, who was himself rescued on Mt. Washington, comes up in this discussion.


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Re: 4 rescued from Mt. Washington last night
« Reply #80 on: January 25, 2014, 05:37:32 PM »

32 years later and people still don't descend in time.
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Re: 4 rescued from Mt. Washington last night
« Reply #81 on: January 25, 2014, 06:14:53 PM »

Hugh Herr is an inspiration to us all, Sticky Bun Power! I often tell people how he came here and faced the music, and earned everyone's respect. He took adversity and turned it into gold. As fine an example of humankind as I can think of really.
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Re: 4 rescued from Mt. Washington last night
« Reply #82 on: January 26, 2014, 12:46:51 PM »

In NO way am I trying to disparage Hugh..never..Even he would admit he fucked up. Everybody does sometime

Long live Sticky Bun Power...best route in the Gunks !
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